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Nov 1, 2012 5:30am EDT
are using the northeast corridor of 95 in white marsh no delays in route 43 to the beltway. that a look at your abc2 time saver traffic. >>> it's 5:31 right now. they are the men and women we turn to in emergency situations. this morning emergency responders from maryland are heading to new jersey to help storm victims. linda so is joining us right now. and how's the city pitching in? >> reporter: they're sending their own emergency personnel to help storm victims in new jersey, two ambulances, an suv and five people are heading up from baltimore. they left at 5 this morning from the public safety training academy on northern parkway. this is video of the crew getting ready about an hour ago. they packed up and loaded up the ambulances with emergency supplies, things like bandages back boards and splints. once they get to new jersey, atlantic county, they will be responding to 9-1-1 calls and doing anything to help out. they're heading to atlantic county, an area devastated by the storm. they're on their way to flooded out areas where homes were destroyed. they'll be joined by several o
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Nov 1, 2012 11:35pm EDT
that played out behind me. you may just be able to make out a staircase that used to lead to a house where mother, father and 13-year-old daughter lived. only the mother survived. those stories are far too common out here in staten island. >> when is the government coming? >> reporter: it was a desperate cry for help. >> we're going to die, if we get killed with the weather, we're going to die! >> reporter: in staten island, donna pleaded with her senators for more food, gasoline and clothing. >> we are -- >> we got 90-year-old people! >> reporter: this is one of the hardest-hit communities in torqnew york city. thousands still without power, many homeless. 19 people dead, including this father and son, found locked in a final embrace. overwhelmed by a violent surge of water, residents describe a tsunami-like wave as high as 20 feet that devastated entire neighborhoods. >> it was coming in, rushing, like a rapids. it was just coming, it was just curving around that corner and rushing down. >> reporter: the water may be receding, but the frustration on staten island seems to be growing. >>
ABC
Nov 9, 2012 6:30pm EST
correspondent jake tapper here to tell us what the white house is saying tonight. jake? >> reporter: well, diane, senior white house officials tell us the overwhelming emotion here is surprise and, of course, sorrow, for a colleague and his family. white house officials were told about this on wednesday, the day after president obama was re-elected. they were told by the director of national intelligence, james clapper. on thursday, president obama was informed about this situation. the entire situation, the fbi investigation, as well as the affair. general petraeus called the national security adviser, said he wanted to talk to the president. at that meeting yesterday, he offered to resign. president obama thought about it and today called petraeus and accepted that resignation. the new acting director of the cia will be the number two, the deputy director, with whom president obama has worked closely during the osama bin laden raid, planning, for instance, and he has the inside track. but this does come at an awkward time for the cia. they are going to be called to congress next week to talk a
ABC
Nov 1, 2012 4:30am EDT
america this morning. >> stay with us for "good morning america." have a great thursday. be safe. >>> you're watching the station that works for you. now good morning maryland devastation up and down the east coast from rain, wind, even snow. the governor is going to go to the hardest hit counties, a place where people are struggling to dig out after sandy. >> an entire community wiped out by sandy. a massive fire broke out in queens at the same time the storm hit and now those are seeing the destruction for the first time. we're going to take you there. thanks so much for joining us. i'm megan pringle. charlie is on a special assignment. in the meantime i know a lot of you are finally saying, okay, we are gone with sandy and now what is next, maybe some sunshine so we can dry out and clean out. let's find out. we're going to send it over to meteorologist lynn net charles. >> we see that see a couple of light showers trike to work their way into carroll county and frederick county. we are dry looking at some snow towards the west. that will continue as we go throughout the day. w
ABC
Nov 5, 2012 6:30pm EST
governor romney have another move? let's begin with white house correspondent jake tapper leading us off from iowa. he's there traveling with the president. jake? >> reporter: good evening, diane. president obama accompanied by his top aides and bruce springsteen hopscotched across battleground states today. the key ones that his campaign feels will deliver him a re-election. they are wisconsin, iowa and ohio where the president's campaign began. slightly ahead in our abc news/washington post national tracking poll, president obama is ending his very last day of campaigning having enlisted the help of celebrity musician friends. >> that's not a bad way to bring it home, with the boss. >> reporter: the day began with springsteen's obama 2012 campaign song. ♪ let's vote for the man who got osama forward away we go ♪ >> reporter: even though that was interrupted by an acknowledgement of liberal and progressive anxiety. . >> the first debate really freaked me out. all right. ♪ but then romney got schooled twice by obama then smiling joe biden brought the drama ♪ >> reporter: the pres
ABC
Oct 31, 2012 11:35pm EDT
that people elected us to do. >> i have to say that governor christie, throughout this process, has been responsive, he's been aggressive and i think the people of new jersey recognize that he has put his heart and soul into making sure that the people of new jersey bounce back even stronger than before. so, i just want to thank him for his extraordinary leadership and partnership. >> reporter: political aside, they will be judged. everyone in this situation will be judged by results. alone the jersey shore, there were dedicated disaster response teams just beginning the enormous task ahead. and more rescues of the stranded. you all right? but we saw only a few gas crews out here. they have to make this place safe first. for all those, who, like mary ward, have lost so much, but who yet have so much to live for. >> i have nothing left. these aren't even my clothes. >> reporter: when you look at it, how do you feel? >> glad to be alive. >> looking forward to a better tomorrow, and there will be one. >>> next up, inside a manhattan in crisis. my co-anchor cynthia mcfadden at one of new yor
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Nov 5, 2012 11:00pm EST
, and it's an image of water vapor through a layer in the atmosphere. this gives us a good idea of the circulations that are going on in the atmosphere right now, and there's two features i want to show, one here in the central u.s.. that's producing the rain right now in that air gentleman and another one just moving on shore in the pacific northwest. our graphics meteorologists here have put together a really nice depiction of how these come together whachlt we're looking at here now is up at the level of the jet stream a couple of disturbances. one here producing the rain in the midwest now and a second more powerful disturbance in the jet stream moving off the pacific northwest. let's see all these move forward in time. as they do this first feature develops this low pressure system which is going to be our nor'easter right here off the southeast coast and then this area right here, this energy that really fuels that and makes that a very intense nor'easter as we get into the wednesday time frame. down at the surface using a computer model of how the precipitation and winds
ABC
Nov 1, 2012 7:00am EDT
-dropper. the woman who saved her own life by punching out a 12-foot tiger shark. she tells us about the astonishing moment when her martial arts kicked in. the karate chop that saved her life. >>> and good morning, everyone. hello to robin at home. we are getting back to normal here in times square. but look at these live shots. >> rabbit rabbit. >> rabbit rabbit, robin. let's look at the live shots downtown right now. still so dark in lower manhattan. this is a city divided right now. it's going to take days, maybe longer, for the power to come back. and the scale of destruction is becoming so clear in so many places. look at the aerial shots of breezy point, new york, home to generations of firefighters and police. hit so hard by 9/11. now, hit again. more than 100 homes destroyed. one of so many communities that were absolutely devastated. >> those are creepy pictures. >>> here's what we know in terms of the numbers. 76 dead. an estimated $20 billion in property loss. new york subways are starting to run in limited areas, limited service. but they are running free through friday. that should hel
ABC
Nov 7, 2012 4:30am EST
especially accumulations across the grassy surfacess or mail bock us about we are very cold once again this morning. cold enough to support snowfall across the area. let's check the abc2 timesaver traffic with lauren cook. >> reporter: good morning. hard to believe we are into november and we are dealing with snow. if you are heading out right now, no problems on the jfx. clear from 695 all the way downtown to east fayette street. everything will be up to speed through the fort mchenry tunnel and habor tunnel and checking in and looking outside, here in parkville, beltway is going to be in great shape no problems from harford up to 83. this is the west side of 695 at herbert road. traffic moving -- liberty road. traffic moving along. that's a look at your abc2 timesaver traffic. >>> four more years. four more years. >> a big moment in washington, d.c. as crowds celebrate president obama's victory. this was the scene outside the white house thousands gathered into the early morning hours showing their support and their excitement for the reelected president. >> new york city where excit
ABC
Nov 2, 2012 4:00am EDT
of this adds up, of course, to a difficult situation. as abc's tahman bradley now shows us. >> reporter: sandy may be gone. but frustration in parts of new york is growing. >> we're going to die. we're going to freeze. we have 90-year-old people. >> reporter: in this manhattan neighborhood, recovery continues at a slow pace. residents feel like they've been forgotten. >> they have no value. they see other areas are being taken care of. and they totally overlooked us. >> reporter: hundreds showed up for food from local churches and aid organizations. >> all of the food had to be thrown out of the refrigerator. this is very needed right now. >> reporter: it was another night of darkness and cold for staten island. thousands without power. many homeless. among them, mike abruzzo and his family. >> today, i want to go home. it will be a while, honey. she don't understand. she's 6. >> reporter: transportation is still a nightmare. desperate drivers waited in lines miles deep to get gas. and people waited in lines for blocks to get the bus. driving wasn't much better. checkpoints were set up to forc
ABC
Nov 2, 2012 11:00pm EDT
early this morning. the suspect got away. abc news's cheryl connor join us with the very latest. >> reporter: last check police do not have a suspect. going into the weekend a rapist is on the loose following an incident in one of baltimore's most popular neighborhoods. it is crowned one of america's top neighborhoods just last month. the american planning association pointed out this stunning view of the inner harbor. now, there is stunning news. >> there had been another tv crew back there. there was a woman who stopped me and said oh, did you hear about what happened. i hadn't, so she said there was an incident this morning. >> jacqueline lives here and runs several times a week, often alone. >> i probably have to go to the gym more often and go outside less. >> city police say a woman in her 20s was out running when a man armed with a knife pulled her into a dark area and raped her. detectives aren't giving the exact location, just that it happened here. >> the good news is there was a lot of surveillance in that area. a lot of businesses, residents that have surveillance, s
ABC
Nov 16, 2012 11:35pm EST
. an area the size of the u.s. and mexico combined. >> okay, here it comes. >> reporter: meanwhile, back when jim was mounting his first ice cameras, an artist in brooklyn was pushing the kind of machine you use to chalk lines on a ball field. after reading a scary 2001 prediction from nasa that climate change powered storms would wipe out entire neighborhoods, she decided to see which neighborhoods, by marking the high water line around new york city. >> this would be under water. this would be dry, so, there would be a little dry strip down the center of the road and all of this would be under water. >> reporter: her chalk was gone by the time sandy hit, but the lines were right. and in many places, the damage exceeded her worst fears. and suddenly, that wishy washy conversation changed. >> not so much of an "i told you so" as "i'm really sorry this had to happen." the fact it takes something so drastic, despite people in his administration know about it, you know end that it really takes us having a visceral experience to shift even the conversation. >> reporter: right. >> much less a
ABC
Nov 1, 2012 6:30am EDT
. that stretch will take just 15 minutes. >>> as more and more of us are seeing the lights go back on it's an entirely different story in new jersey. there they are waking up to what will undoubtedly be another day of picking through the rubble and those treasured possessions they had. just outside of new york city, kirk i know that you started out here in maryland over on kent island and made your way through new jersey. give us an idea of how bad it is and the things you've seen along the way. >> reporter: well, here in hoboken they're dealing with power outages and flood waters which have receded. we made our way up the jersey shore and saw some pretty unbelievable things. we stopped in cape may, a beach called reed's beach. we saw homes decimated by the storm, entire living rooms ripped off the back of the home, unbelievable stuff, and further north of new jersey we found a marina that had also been destroyed by the storm, boats tossed around like toys, probably a good 30 to 40 boats destroyed. i talked to at least one boater out there who said he couldn't believe his eyes. he could
ABC
Nov 7, 2012 11:35pm EST
us is that the party that knows how to ride those waves wins. here's my co-anchor, terry moran. >> reporter: america awakened to a new political reality this morning. >> what happened? >> i was wrong. >> reporter: so were a lot of republicans. >> i so wish that i had been able to fulfill your hopes to lead the country in a different direction. but the nation chose another leader. >> thank you so much. >> reporter: what happened yesterday's simple, really, and profound and reflected in all those faces in the crowds last night at obama and romney headquarters. the american electorate of tomorrow, younger, urban, more diverse, more socially liberal, turned out to defeat the american electorate of yesterday, older, whiter, more rural and traditional. >> i think it was shocking to the republicans. >> reporter: matt dowd, abc news consultant, was one of george w. bush's chief strategists. >> i think the republicans are going to have to do a serious amount of soul searching. they've been built for 25 years ago, not for the 21st century. they have to appeal to latinos, women, blacks, a
ABC
Nov 7, 2012 7:00am EST
, america. good morning to robin roberts at home. great to have elizabeth vargas back with us this morning. the whole team is here. and what a night. president obama secures a second term. >> with a surprisingly sweeping victory. the president said he learned from and listened to those who did not vote for him. there he is on stage last night, savoring the victory with his family. >> and here are the final numbers. the electoral college. 303 votes for president obama, 206 for governor romney. the popular vote for president obama, 59 million votes and governor romney with 56 million votes. the projection of ohio at 11:25 p.m. >> the big state of florida still out there. the numbers could climb for president obama. >>> the other big story of the morning, that nor'easter affecting the east coast right now, with half a foot of snow on the way. sam and ginger zee, tracking the latest. we're going to get to that. >>> right now, let's get to president obama's victory. matthew dowd, with us all last night, and here to breakdown the numbers for president obama. this is the number we were talking ab
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Nov 18, 2012 8:00am EST
to try and stop the violence. "the israelis are rejecting the cease-fire," a hamas spokesman told us. israel will continue carrying out massacres against our people. there have been talks but officials are staying tight-lipped. >> for the moment, rockets are still being fired in israel. we will go on with military operations. we're not excluding any option including the diplomatic option. >> reporter: israeli analysts say the likelihood of a ground invasion is diminishing, that israel's top leadership doesn't really want it, but the conditions of a cease-fire are very far from being resolved, meaning the possibility of a ground invasion is still very real. bianna? >> all right, alex, thank you. now let's go to jerusalem, which has not been spared from rocket attacks in the past 48 hours. abc's global affairs anchor christiane amanpour is there with the latest. christiane, with talk of even a possible ground assault, how likely is a cease-fire at this point? israel said they're rejecting it as we heard from alex. >> reporter: well, not rejecting it. what we understand is that it is a
ABC
Nov 2, 2012 2:35am EDT
thing any of us want to hear right now. as you heard in ron claiborne's report just a second ago, another storm could be on the way to this area. >> it's unbelievable. forecasters say a nor'easter is developing off the coast. here's meteorologist jim dickey of accuweather.com. >> good morning, rob and sunny. unfortunately, keeping it chilly across the northeast. many spots without power. these are temperatures you expect you step out the door this morning. many in the 30s. burlington, syracuse, around the freezing point, pittsburgh, detroit. it's not going to end. sandy, what's left of it, large area of low pressure spinning over canada continuing to usher in chilly air. a couple showers here, nothing much in the way of precipitation but this northwesterly wind will continue. that brings that chilly air in out of can did turning progressively colder each night headed through the weekend and that sets the stage for potentiacoastal snowstorm. wouldn't be anything like sandy here. more your typical nor'easter. two potential paths, one could take it out to sea. rob and sunny, back to
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Nov 8, 2012 2:35am EST
. >>> welcome back, everyone. there are just 47 days to christmas. easy for us to believe in new york city here with all the snow on the ground. keep in mind, halloween was last week. >> that's crazy. the post office wants to make sure you get your holiday packages where they need to go. so later today officials kick off the holiday mailing and shipping season. and will announce the mail by and ship by dates. so mark your calendar for that. >> right after christmas comes new year's day. master of the obvious, right. when the big tax hikes and budget cuts said to take effect. president obama and the gridlocked congress are scrambling to head them off. >> investors are not betting on it. the nerves leading to a 313-point drop yesterday. the biggest selloff of the year. abc's reporter has more. >> reporter: wall street woke up to the same president, but new worries. europe's debt crisis appears to be getting worse. there was rioting in greece over budget cuts and word that europe's strongest economy germany is in trouble. but quickly investors turned back to our looming problem, the road we are on
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Nov 6, 2012 7:00pm EST
election headquarters. great to have you with us. all day long we've been watching grandmothers, first-time voters, rich people, poor people, blue collar workers, all the people who believe in america going to the polls, every state of our union today joining together at the ballot boxes, and we will be bringing you the results. we are here to tell you who won, why throughout this evening and what's next. it's your voice as we've been saying and your vote tonight. >> diane, it has been a long, bitter and expensive race. deadlocked most of the way and revealed an america divided in so many ways. tonight, all of you are going to tip the balance. >> and now we are ready to begin because we have three projections to make because the polls have closed in six states and we are ready to go. here it is. indiana, this state has switched, president obama won it four years ago, governor romney has won it this time. it is not a surprise, though. we were expecting governor romney to take indiana. kentucky, this is a very red state and governor romney has taken kentucky, as well, tonight. and vermon
ABC
Nov 3, 2012 8:00am EDT
. but fortunately, a compassionate family took her in. and she's looking for a permanent home. she's live with us this morning. >>> but we start with something to cheer about. finally, power being restored to many in lower manhattan. a huge relief for some. but millions of others in the northeast, could be without electricity for another week, if not longer. meantime, temperatures are plunging to frigid levels and fast. ginger zee is here with the latest on this unwelcomed cold snap. good morning, ginger. >> good morning, bianna. if someone knows one of those millions of customers without power in the 11 states, text them or get ahold of them this morning. the cold is on the way. 42 new york. 44 philadelphia. erie back there at 40. but look at the next three nights. again, tomorrow morning, through early tuesday is when it's really going to hit. and you're going to go, oh, my goodness. actually, we could have problems with hypothermia, especially with people a little older. new york city gets down to 34. that's the city. you go outside of the city, and some of the affected areas. the power's out.
ABC
Nov 1, 2012 4:00am EDT
these lines are lasting over an hour, we're hearing. >> mark greenblatt, live for us in lower manhattan. thanks, mark. >>> also here in new york, the third major hospital evacuation of the week. this one involves about 600 patients at bellevue hospital. >> it is the oldest public hospital in the nation. and abc's cynthia mcfadden was there as patients were brought out. >> reporter: the word went out. backup generators operating since monday night had failed. national guard troops called in to help carry out hundreds of patients from bellevue, one of the country's busiest. some patients having to be carried down from as high as the 18th floor. >> we have not experienced anything on this scale. >> reporter: emergency crews have been seriously pumping out of the hospital basement. deluge under 8 feet of water. the east river's right here on the other side of this building. this baby was born here a few days ago. what did they tell you? >> they have no lights. and everything is just wait. >> abc's cynthia mcfadden reporting. officials sayven though 17 million gallons of water have been pump
ABC
Nov 1, 2012 6:00am EDT
for joining us. it is november 1st, thursday morning. i hope you had a happy halloween. we have a lot of news to cover, sandy still the big story. thousands of people in new jersey still trapped in their homes and the cleanup is only just beginning in some of the hardest hit areas. we're hearing that the death toll has risen in new york city and of course a lot of people are still devastated by the fires. they can't go anywhere, and water conservation also a huge issue. let's head live to hoboken where we see remay marsh. >>> the national guard are still on stand by, yesterday they rescued people trapped inside their house, but this morning some good news. that contaminated flood water in this area is all gone. >> it's been three days since super storm sandy bore down on the east coast, but recovery is just beginning. governor chris christie of new jersey is asking for patience. >> i need you to have patience as i'm trying to get all these things done. >> christie accompanied president obama on a tour of storm damage yesterday. the president said americans go through tough times, but always b
ABC
Nov 13, 2012 7:00am EST
. a new report claims the u.s. is only a few years away, now, from producing more oil than saudi arabia. the international energy agency also predicts the u.s. could become energy-inspect by the year 2035. but many experts remain doubtful. >>> meanwhile, new video from the record flood in central italy. you see the river here sweeping this boat away and ripping trees from the ground. at least four people have been killed in the floods. three of them, when a bridge collapsed. rescuers in the helicopter you see there were able to pull one man to safety, after his car was swept away. >>> and four-time nascar champ jeff gordon will have to pay up for the deliberate wreck that sparked a wild brawl in phoenix over the weekend. gordon has been fined $100,000 and docked 25 points for slamming clint bowyer into the wall you see there. >>> and could it be true? are humans collectively getting dumber? a new study from stanford university claims that humans have been steadily losing intelligence for thousands of years because, thanks to advancements in technology, we no longer need intelligence to
ABC
Nov 6, 2012 2:35am EST
.com. let us know. >> i will go vote after the show. with stay with abc news on air and online, throughout the day. maybe we can sing when we vote. >> i doubt it. >> diane sawyer and george stephanopoulos will been our times square election headquarters and our entire political team, does not in cloud me or paula will be out in force. as the the returns comen we will bring you the very, very latest. >> we'll be bringing them donuts and coffee. here is a look now at your election day weather, everybody. stormy in savannah, charleston, raleigh. this afternoon the storm moves up the coast, this evening, bringing rain and wind to the northeast. all eyes on the nor'easter. showers a possibility in chicago, st. louis and minneapolis. >> coldest air of the season pours into new england, boston barely breaking 40. omaha, kansas city, 50. los angeles, 86 down from the record high of yesterday. >>> firefighters are finally making head way with a wildfire that forced a shutdown of a major highway between southern california. santa ana wind spread the fire to both side of the interstate. 15 in cajun p
ABC
Nov 9, 2012 7:00am EST
at a u.s. spy drone. the provocative act occurred over the persian gulf, saying the unarmed drone was flying in international air space and was not hit. iran has not responded to the pentagon's statement. >>> seven members of the u.s. navy s.e.a.l. team six are being disciplined this morning for disclosing classified information. the s.e.a.l.s were paid consultants on a new video game. officials say the s.a.e.l.s violated rules about tactics and procedures. >>> and the bank robber known as the ak-47 bandit has apparently struck again. he was caught on camera holding up this credit union in idaho. forcing employees into a safe before getting away with a bag stuffed full of cash. the fbi believes he is the same person who hit several banks earlier this year, on a run from california to washington state. in one heist, he shot and seriously wounded a police officer. a $70,000 reward is now being offered to conversatiinformatio to his arrest. >>> and former congresswoman gabrielle giffords stared down the gunman who shot her and a crowd of bystanders last year. more, now, from abc's ry
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Nov 1, 2012 2:35am EDT
. not just a sensation, sensational relief. >>> now that some of the worst of hurricane sandy is behind us, that other superstorm is back. that's right, the race for the white house is on again. >> it is hard to believe that after a campaign that seemed to last forever is virtually tied with just five days to go un,000 tiun,000 -- until the big vote. here is abc's karen travers. >> reporter: in the final sprint to election day both candidates have been angling for any advantage. and in new jersey, president obama had the biggest one of all, the power of the presidency. off the campaign trail for a third straight day, president obama surveyed the damage along a nearly 60-mile stretch of the jersey shore with governor chris christie. >> we are here for you. and we will not forget, we will follow up to make sure that you get all of the help that you need, until you have rebuilt. >> reporter: obama and christie are a very unlikely paring with less than a week un,000 titil e day. the blunt, brash, republican governor one of mitt romney's most staunch supporters. with his state facing historic d
ABC
Nov 8, 2012 7:00am EST
commuters stranded for hours. >> i want to go home. it looks like mother nature hates us. >> reporter: families were, once again, forced to evacuate. >> cops are going around, telling us we have to evacuate immediately. >> where are they going to put us? we're human beings. >> reporter: the snowfall drove fema and the red cross' relief efforts out of one of the hardest-hit areas, staten island, leaving many behind amidst the frozen debris. >> it's awful. it's beyond terrible. it's awful. i'm done. >> reporter: the man standing behind my camera right now told me this morning when i got here that he was in long island. he's one of the thousands that lost power again last night. that heavy, wet snow was snapping all of the wires and the trees around him. >>> heavy, wet snow is where we find our matt gutman. he's in connecticut. >> reporter: that's right, ginger. this is what record snowfall feels like. it's wet. it's heavy. and very, very dangerous. a record of ten inches well check this out with this handy stick. about a foot deep here. causing two deaths on the roadways, dozens of acci
ABC
Nov 9, 2012 5:30pm EST
is started, tj winnick tells us there is no end in sight. >> with gasoline difficult, ragging is spread to new york city, and long island. going on 11 days of a fuel shortage, drivers have a short fuse. >> impossible. there is no gas or you wait three hours. >> reporter: many running out before they reach the pump. last night a cop was there to keep peace, and helped a man push his car the final block. a new york man was charged with running down a police officer after he was told to move his car from a gas line because it was blocking traffic. more than 500,000 customers across the region are living without power. many also need gas to keep generators running in frigid temperatures. >> 90% is not a victory, the 10% who don't have power is a defeat, we will keep working and keep pushing the issue until that number is zero. 10 days after the killer storm, new york city mayor, michael bloomberg is taking action. instituting, odd, even gas rationing system. it will be available to drivers with license plate numbers ending in an odd number or a letter beginning today. drivers with plate num
ABC
Nov 1, 2012 5:30pm EDT
those affected by the storm. it'll let people use whatever network they have. people won't have to pay or do anything. calls will connect through the network with the strongest significant tall signal. >>> and 20,000 flights canceled because of the storm so now the airlines are trying to get back on track. they are rebooking passenger ifs on new flights though some airports are still working to clear some of the floodwaters. they are deploying workers to answer the phones and help rebook or cancel tickets for up to two million travelers. >> we have a 4-year-old all fed up with all the talk. how she breaks down after listening to much of -- >>> and the behind the scene, revealing what you will see tonight on the cma awards. . >>> still watching sandy spin just to the north. she has changed hour weather pattern. before the weekend talking about temperatures in the 70s, little indian summer, that's gone now. storm this size shifts the entire pattern in the north and across the northeast united states. there she is centered up north of new york state and canada. still that wrap around nor
ABC
Nov 5, 2012 4:00am EST
"let us vote." but briefly shut the doors. some people waited in line for more than six hours. >> and abc news is covering every last step of the campaign. we'll have all the election returns tomorrow night, live from times square. even if there is no winner. >> yeah. it will be a long one, folks. stay tuned. >>> yes, to this morning's other major story, the long and slow recovery from hurricane sandy. >> the death toll from the superstorm now stands at 107. and 1.7 million homes and businesses are still struggling without power. each night tougher, perhaps even colder than the one before. >> reporter: it's a week now since sandy hit, but the people who have lost everything and are suffering now in the bitter cold, it feels like an eternity. >> you don't know -- you you have no idea how hard it is to go through all of our christmas items. all pictures of the kids when -- you know, their graduations, their confirmation, all of that. it is so hard. >> so hard to be without even the basics as temperatures tumble into the 30s. >> there's hot soup, hot chocolate, blankets. >> it's
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Nov 2, 2012 11:35pm EDT
of the hotel's ballrooms. >> they're not used to white duvet covers. >> reporter: these are hilton. >> they are camping in places. >> reporter: much of new york is still in a state of emergency, as we saw today. it looks like traffic but this line of cars is actually a gas line. so, how long have you been in line? >> since 7:30 in the morning. >> reporter: 7:30 in the morning? that's, like, you're running on ten hours. >> yep. >> reporter: this is one of the very few gas stations that was still pumping gas after sandy and it just happens to be along the route of the marathon. there is a line 30 blocks a mile long of people waiting to get gas and as you can see -- they just ran out. not far from here, people were stick clamors for essentials. >> back up so the next person can get them. >> reporter: at a nearby shelter, people are tired, frustrated and hungry for a hot meal. >> when was the last time you guys had a hot meal? >> three days. >> reporter: everything at the neighborhood supermarkets have been destroyed. from the food to the freezers that used to hold it. a million specta
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Nov 4, 2012 8:00am EST
in the world canceled at the last minute due toontroversy. some runners, however, are making good use of this day. and abc's john schriffen has more on that. >> reporter: good morning, dan. instead of thousands of runners making their way to the starting line in staten island, later today, many will be coming right here to staten island ferry to gather donations. there's a lot going on here in downtown manhattan. right undermy feet, 5,000 gallons of water being pumped out of a subway station every minute to get it back up and running. we have signs of normalcy popping up, but there's still a lot of work to be done. flying high above the tristate, abc news got an exclusive close look at the coast guard cleanup efforts. the canal that separates new jersey from staten island where 350,000 gallons of fuel spilled over as a result of the superstorm. >> i think we're starting to win as far as the response. >> reporter: and this morning, a welcome sight, the crane that dangled so precariously, above new york city's highest residential building, is now safely tethered to the side of the build
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Nov 5, 2012 2:05am EST
junior, used to making big plays on the football field. the 17-year-old running back committed to playing football for university of michigan after his team wrapped up an undefeated season this year. all the while maintaining a 4.0, gpa. but it was this play in an early october game when he stepped out of bound just one yard shy of a touchdown, that has many calling him a hero. >> being able to make what happened, happen, you know, was more important than, some record book. >> reporter: the coach planned for him to run out of bound. also that the big score and the boosted spirits that come with it could go to this young man. freshman logan thompson whose father had died two days earlier after suffering a stroke. >> it meant the world to me. it made me forget all the bad thing that were going through my mind. >> reporter: thompson insisted despite his father's death to suit up for the game. so farnes and his teammate conspired to give the 15-year-old a special way to n honor his dad. >> my dad would be proud. >> reporter: after telling him to stop short of the end zone, coach mclane sent
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Nov 6, 2012 2:00pm EST
to look after yourselves and your families. by stopping us do our jobs, you're not helping yourselves or helping us. >> because of this incident, they have less resources, they have one less truck that they can have out there ready to respond to legitimate fire calls. >> this engine had so much damage they had to take it off the road for repairs. fortunately none of the firefighters were injured. >> it makes no sense. >> nobody comes to work and expects to be attacked. it was quite a frightening situation. >> ladies, i think i found an animal that is aspiring to become a high-fashion model. >> really? >> yeah, here is the bit of a safari tour, these people are on a jeep about ten feet up and they're checking out all the awesome animals. zebras out here, gazelle-looking things. >> wow. >> we are right next to them. >> and you eventually see this big, 19-foot tall giraffe. and this giraffe moseying his way over to the truck. think because the giraffe knows there's a camera rolling. the giraffe is getting closer and closer until finally -- the woman who is shooting this says -- the giraf
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